Responsible for providing comprehensive nutrition assessments and care planning for patients with special needs.Â Implements business practices in order to uphold CHRISTUS Mission and values.
Directs dietary care of patients with special needs including screening, assessment, intervention, care and discharge planning to ensure patient nutrition needs and customer satisfaction levels are met.
Educates medical staff and counsels patients and their families on proper nutritional care.
Manages and promotes food and nutrition programs according to hospital standards and policy.
Collaborates and communicates with culinary and clinical departments on established processes, special diets, and menu requests.
Stays current with most recent nutrition-related trends, research, policy, certifications, and standards of practice.
Probes potential problems and apprises manager of status on resolution of problems or issues, using appropriate resource when necessary.
Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local regulations as well CHRISTUS policies and procedures (e.g. HIPPA/Privacy Act, quality assurance, safety, operations, personnel)
Establishes operating standards, implements quality improvements and communications them to other departments.
Bachelorâ€™s Degree required.
Must be proficient in analytical thinking, interpersonal relations, diversity awareness, customer focus.
MustÂ have the drive and dependability for delegation and directing, planning and team building.
Able to have stress tolerance and be flexible.
Must excellent oral and written communication skills.
Physical demands are required to perform the work, such as some walking, standing, bending, or carrying light items.
Certification as required by local state regulations.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.